The singer brings back a print that was so popular a year ago – chevron – and wears it via a Rubin Singer one-shoulder dress, accessorized with unexpectedly understated hair, Jacob & Co. jewelry and Henri Lepore Dezert T-strap pumps at the Samsung Hope for Children Gala in N.Y.C.
THE HILLS ARE ALIVE ... WITH CARRIE!
On Dec. 5, 2013, Carrie Underwood stepped into the iconic role made famous by Julie Andrews during NBC's live broadcast of The Sound of Music, playing Maria Von Trapp opposite True Blood's Stephen Moyer as the Captain. The musical took over Twitter, where Underwood's performance was met with less-than-positive reviews, prompting the country crooner to Tweet in response, "Plain and simple: Mean people need Jesus."
GASP! Where are your signature blonde waves, Carrie Underwood? The country queen (who's performing a duet with Miranda Lambert) pulls her hair back into an ultra-glam chignon to show off the silver beading on her plunging Oriett Domenech gown.
Underwood wrote her 2009 hit "Mama's Song" in honor of her own mom Carole, an Oklahoma elementary school teacher who appears in the song's music video. While the tune tells the story of a woman moving away from home to start her own life, Underwood's mother is never too far away, joining her in Las Vegas at the ACM awards in April.
PARTY OF TWO
Carrie Underwood gets a show of support from husband Mike Fisher on Tuesday night at the star-studded TIME 100 Gala in New York City, where the singer (and list-maker) performed for an audience that included the Hollywood heavyweights, politicians and philanthropists honored in the most recent issue of Time.
Just one day after having a major dress moment at the ACM Awards, Carrie goes back to her country roots in an ultra-girlie dove-gray lace dress and Stella & Dot statement necklace at ACM Presents: An All-Star Tribute to the Troops in Nashville.
There's no doubt festival fans were "Blown Away" by the star, who sang a mix of old and new hits at the first-ever iHeartRadio Country Festival in Austin, Texas, on Saturday. Behind the scenes, Underwood stayed cool and calm under the camera's gaze in an exclusive photo booth.
Most of the equations we learned in high school, we've long forgotten, but here's one we still remember and refer to every December: a sparkly metallic A-line mini + a black top + tights + boots = an instant holiday party outfit. Extra credit for throwing in big bouncy curls.
From: Love Her Outfit!
Another year as host, another slew of over-the-top costume changes. The singer breaks out 10 totally different looks. Two we won't soon forget: her Nikki Rich shorts look, worn with Ryan Haber heels and a jaunty fedora, and the origami-inspired Cengiz Abazoglu mini, accessorized with a Cuffs Couture bracelet, Royal Asscher earrings and the same sparkly heels.
Third time's a charm for Carrie as a co-host. She gets everyone talking with two tutu-inspired dresses: a tulle Talbot Runhof gown to kick off the show and a lemon Georges Chakra number that would likely get the stamp of approval from another famous Carrie (Bradshaw, that is).
The costume changes only get more elaborate as Carrie steps out for her second year running the show. She makes sure she outshines her co-host Brad Paisley in a glittering Theia dress, which later gets exchanged for a Roberto de Villacis sequin shorts ensemble. (And by the way, these are just two of nine looks from that night.)
For her first time as host of the CMAs, the star doesn't have a chance to get nervous – she's way too busy changing outfits backstage. Two of the many looks she debuts include this chartreuse beaded Roberto Cavalli gown on the red carpet and a beaded champagne mini.
The biggest proof that Carrie had officially arrived: She wears more than $7 million worth of Johnathon Arndt jewels over the course of the show, including the diamonds that went with her Badgley Mischka red carpet dress, and the butterfly pins adorning her Escada performance gown.
She shows up in a slightly baggy, printed-and-pleated gown and a prom-perfect updo. But lest you forget she's a bombshell with a smokin' hot body, Carrie then shakes out her hair and hikes up her hemline.
When it comes to good eats, the American Idol alum adheres to a strict vegan lifestyle, stocking her meals with soy, veggies and tofu, plus plenty of organic desserts (including a made-from-scratch berry cobbler she baked over the summer). While hubby Mike Fisher still prefers steak for dinner, it hasn't stopped the couple from cooking together at home. "It's kind of a team effort, which I really appreciate. I want this to be our thing with our kids someday," she told Oprah Winfrey in 2012.
Country faves – and regular CMA Awards cohosts – Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley get down while duetting on Sunday, June 9, the final night of the CMA Music Festival in Nashville. "Hope all you #CMAFest goers had fun this week/weekend," Underwood Tweeted after the show.
Happy anniversary! Grand Ole Opry general manager Pete Fisher presents Carrie Underwood with a Hatch Show Print on Friday to mark her fifth year as an Opry member. "I am so grateful to be a part of that amazing family," she wrote on Twitter.
Carrie Underwood snaps a souvenir photo of herself and husband Mike Fisher – who turned 33 Wednesday – from their seats inside Nashville's Bridgestone Arena. "I stole Mike's phone…why does he look mad?" she later captioned the pic on Twitter.
Did you forget how amazing Carrie's legs are? Well, here's your reminder. The singer chooses an aqua Edition by Georges Chakra short suit featuring geometric sheer panels at the hips and shoulders. Not enough sparkle for y'all? Check out her Swarovski clutch.